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Saturday
06 June 2020
Wednesday
17 June 2020

Family yachting in Iceland: Lighthouses, geysers, waterfalls, icebergs

Duration

Total days:12Cruise days: 12

Team level

Еxperienced

Activity level

Moderate

Event Language

Russian
Family yachting in Iceland: Lighthouses, geysers, waterfalls, icebergs
About event

Start:Reykjavík, Iceland

Finish:Reykjavík, Iceland

Family yachting in Iceland: Lighthouses, geysers, waterfalls, icebergs

Incredible landscapes, sailing, waterfalls, geysers, and glaciers! We will see Iceland from the sea and explore it from the shore!

Iceland is a magical land. There is a feeling that you are on another planet, and not in the north of Europe! We want to repeat it again! Here is the third expedition to the country of glaciers, lava fields, waterfalls, and geysers.

It is possible to have a family expedition. We conduct it on yachts for the sixth year in a row, we know from experience that a sea voyage on a yacht with active training and participation in the life of a boat is a complete change in the usual routine for adults and children, a replacement for boring package tourism. Family regattas are an opportunity to live a new emotional experience of traveling together with a child. There are no passive roles here.

The voyage will be comfortable for children 6 years and up.

HOW DO WE LIVE?

Children and parents live on boats in comfortable double cabins.

For 5 cabins there are 3 bathrooms with showers and hot water (depending on the model of a boat). Each boat has its own kitchen, where we cook breakfasts and dinners with the freshest products purchased in shops and local port markets. We have dinners in picturesque restaurants onshore.

WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU?

By the end of the trip, parents and children will know what the work of a sailor, a boatswain, a skipper, a radio operator, an assistant captain is, as well as what is the bowline, how to knit fenders, give and receive moorings and shout “the anchor is clear” when we start sailing. In addition to a new experience and vivid memories, you will make new friends. And not only children but their parents will have them! Yachting unites entire families around the world who are happy to visit each other and meet at new regattas!

Events schedule

  • 06 June, 2020

    Day 1: Meeting at Reykjavik's marina at 5 p.m. Safety briefing, check-in, purchase of food and a welcome dinner.

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  • 07 June, 2020

    Day 2: Reykjavik - Akranes 14 miles (2.5 - 3 hours)

    In Akranes, there is an old lighthouse and the tradition of painting stones in the flags of states, and just painting stones (we will color ours and leave them there)

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  • 08 June, 2020

    Day 3: Akranes - Hwamswick 20 miles (3-3.5 hours)

    A picnic with (hopefully) freshly caught fish.

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  • 09 June, 2020

    Day 4: Hwamswick - Hafnarfjördur 32 miles (5 hours)

    The third-largest city in Iceland, very cute and beautiful. The number of sunny days in it, according to local residents, is more than in Reykjavik, and cats walk around the streets looking for affection from polite tourists and local residents. The port in this city is older than Reykjavik’s and for a long time was considered "more important". We will walk and have a small quest in this city.

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  • 10 June, 2020

    Day 5: Hafnarfjördur - Keflavik 17 miles (3 hours)

    We will visit the giant - he snores in his house near the cliff and sometimes makes other “interesting” sounds.

    We will walk around the Viking Museum, and if we want, we’ll go inside. And of course, we will not miss the Maritime Museum - there are hundreds of ship models in it, which were all created by one person!

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  • 11 June, 2020

    Day 6: Keflavik - Sandgerði 12 miles (2 hours)

    In addition to the Museum of Nature, there is a wonderful thermal pool with several slides. Children and adults alike will be happy to relax and have fun.

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  • 12 June, 2020

    Day 7: Sandgerði - Reykjavik 27 miles (4.5 hours)

    We will sail back to Reykjavik. There we will have the final dinner on yachts, new records of miles and wind power in the logbooks! The next morning we will leave the yachts, but our journey continues - we will have an intense program onshore.

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  • 13 June, 2020

    Day 8: We are going to look at the beauties of the Golden Ring - Gullfoss Waterfall and Big Geyser. We will plunge into the thermal springs, and then spend the night at the hotel.

    Gullfoss Waterfall: From a distance, it seems that the Hvita River simply disappears into the ground, but when you come closer, you see how enormous masses of melted water rush into a 32-meter crevice. A thick veil hangs over this place.

    Geyser Valley: Here you can see colored land and craters filled with boiling water of incredible colors. One of them, a round crater, regularly changes the color of the water - it becomes greenish, then bright brown. Two more craters, called Blesi, have an irregular shape and are interconnected by a small strait. Each crater has its own different color of boiling water: one is ultramarine, the other is greenish color!

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  • 14 June, 2020

    DAY 9 - Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls

    We will go south - to the Skougafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. We will explore the Reynisfjara black sand beach. For the night, we will stay in an authentic hotel nearby where a delicious dinner will be served for us.

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  • 15 June, 2020

    DAY 10 - Jokulsarlon ice lagoon

    We are heading to the most enchanted place - the Jokulsarlon ice lagoon. There is only one similar lagoon - in Greenland. We will be among real icebergs. Those who wish can take a boat to the very depths of the lagoon. Then we will head back to Reykjavik.

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  • 16 June, 2020

    DAY 11 - Coming back to Reykjavik

    We will walk around the northern capital, try local dishes and drinks, buy souvenirs. Those who want can go to the Blue Lagoon!

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  • 17 June, 2020

    DAY 12 - Going back home

    In the morning we will head to the airport and return to our planet.

    Please let us know in advance if you will be participating in excursions to the Ice and Blue Lagoon so that we can book them in advance. The cost of visiting the lagoons is not included in the price.

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Location

Iceland is a mysterious country and we will try to solve this mystery on our journey. We will see interesting Icelandic cities, swim in the thermal pools, visit the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and the mysterious Jökulsarlon ice lagoon.

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